Movie Review: Kill
Lunatic or Super-hero?
When most eight-year-old girls attempt a search
for strong admirable women to idolize the pickins’ are slim.
Sure, there’s Wonder-Woman and Cat-Woman. They’ve made
slight fame, but they were never the main or important focus. In
Quentin Tarantino’s two-part film KILL BILL, Uma Thurman,
Beatrix Kiddo, sets her heart on doing just that… killing
Bill. Beatrix doesn’t fall into any female stereo-types. She
never looses a fight because she is a woman. Thurman creates a character
that sees herself on the same level as everyone else. This film
creates an equal cinematic environment and not an atmosphere that
is bombarded with Superman saving a chick’s ass!
Beatrix doesn’t fall into the arms of any man. Nor is she
cold, inhumane, or a bitch. She is a warm character that I admire.
Although this film is very gory and only meant for adults, Beatrix
is a super-hero that is placed, strength-wise, on the same level
as any super-hero that most children are exposed to. She is a character
and a role-model that more little girls should be exposed to.
Not only is she physically strong, she is emotionally and psychologically
strong. She proves over and over that one can achieve anything,
if they really want it. In the final 25 minutes of the film, Beatrix,
proves that not all women (stereotypically) will succumb to a charming,
rich, powerful man. When she finally kills her way to Bill she finds
out that the baby she was pregnant with when Bill attempted to kill
her was, in fact, still alive and well (she was told that her daughter
died after the attack). This instant news and the charm of her murderer/lover
would play with most anyone’s emotions and motives. Not Beatrix.
Although she stays and listens to Bill and has a sweet good-bye,
she kills him. She doesn’t back out and she isn’t over-powered
by her feelings and love for him. She Kicks Ass! Everyone should
see this movie!
Ronit is a Theatre and Women’s
Studies Major and Santa Monica College.